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    Posted 4 years ago

    StellaBella
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    Found this at the end of a driveway today. I am wondering if I should paint this for myself with a British Flag design or restore it as near to its original state as I can.

    It measures 40 x 26 x 24 (roughly)
    The only markings I have found are on the lock :
    Stamford Connecticut The Yale Towne & Mfg Co

    It has a tray on the bottom with handles and a top compartment with leather stud fastners.

    Many Thanks in advance for any information or advice :)

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    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      It looks fine as is to me. This one has the inserts which is not common. Maybe some leather conditioning.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Fine steel wool will clean up the lock nicely,,, the rusty latches can be treated with gun oil after some steel-wooling -- great thing about this trunk is you can do what you like with it... I like the British flag idea myself...
    3. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      This trunk is typical of "the Royal line " Seward trunk and bag.

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